Thoughtful monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes allow for programmatic shifts to increase effectiveness and improve results.
Jun 02, 2020 to Jun 03, 2020
Join UPS on June 2nd and 3rd for a two-part webinar series about how Nigerian women business owners can navigate the constraints imposed by the coronavirus crisis.
May 20, 2020
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, donors and development agencies will have to combine immediate and long-term responses to support the economic recovery in developing countries.
May 14, 2020
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth recently collaborated with Mercy Corp's virtual mentoring program, MicroMentor, to deliver an Arabic platform in Jordan and the MENA region.
May 13, 2020
This post introduces a literature review about disability inclusion in market systems development programs.
USAID's Somalia Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods project is responding to COVID-19 by employing a strategy across its value chains to mitigate the impact of distruped supply chains and damage to the private sector.
May 07, 2020
How do agricultural households make decisions about the uptake of new practices or inputs alongside savings, credit, and insurance products? MEDA INNOVATE shares learnings on the potential of non-traditional finance to enable agricultural innovation adoption among smallholder farmers.
May 06, 2020
Since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CARE has prioritized supporting groups to lead their own COVID-19 responses. The groups are rising to the occasion.
May 06, 2020
Join SCALE for a webinar on May 6th to learn more about what makes a garden resilient and key approaches for establishing them in fragile contexts.
Apr 29, 2020
As donors seek to respond to the increasing development needs while addressing the current private sector context, here are five key areas for consideration in light of COVID-19.
Apr 23, 2020
This post shares a new platform from the European Microfinance Platform, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, and the Social Performance Task Force. This resource is a forum for discussion and debate about the challenges and solutions for the financial inclusion sector in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 21, 2020
CGAP CEO Greta Bull and Timothy Ogden highlight how the millions who rely on inclusive finance to borrow, save and spend money are counting on the microfinance sector.
Apr 22, 2020
MERS champions and development and humanitarian practitioners will discuss the recent MERS guidance and show how the standards are even more interconnected now than ever envisioned.
Apr 28, 2020
USAID's Private Sector Engagement Team and Deloitte hosted an interactive session on April 28, 2020, exploring the new Finance Wiki on Marketlinks.
Apr 14, 2020
This resource outlines USAID guidance to increase institutional readiness to prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19, and its effects.
Apr 10, 2020
The new "NTF4Ag: Emerging Lessons and New Frontiers" report brings together key results, insights, and lessons from the case studies, pilots, and cross-cutting research conducted by MEDA and its partners from 2017-2020.
Apr 09, 2020
Since the market for “bottom of the pyramid” consumers was identified nearly 20 years ago, product marketing, sales, and distribution have evolved with the help of technology. Here's how two businesses use mobile and cloud-based tools to reach emerging market customers.
Apr 02, 2020
This J-PAL literature review draws from 160 randomized and natural experiments in low and middle-income countries to distill key lessons on what we know about supporting women’s agency based on quantitative evidence.
Apr 01, 2020
USAID is seeking Concept Notes from organizations interested in building the professional capabilities of scientists and technical experts to advance innovative solutions to development challenges.
Apr 01, 2020
COVID-19 poses health and economic risks for savings groups as markets falter and mobility and community gathering are restrained. This post highlights guidance from CARE to help implementers consider how best to support savings groups and their members during this crisis.
Apr 01, 2020
This event will feature presentations and small group discussions led by M&E professionals on current challenges and adjustments to M&E work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 25, 2020
This post outlines the importance of a business response to COVID-19 and details the ways in which businesses of all sizes are working to combat the spread of the virus.
Mar 26, 2020
Marketlinks and USAID INVEST hosted a webinar on March 26, 2020, sharing more about blended finance and how USAID is pioneering its use to meet development goals and support private sector investment.
Mar 10, 2020
This live-streamed panel discussion will reflect on progress, challenges and opportunities for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment internally, within food security programs at USAID.
Mar 05, 2020
Blended finance is the strategic use of development funds, such as those from government aid and philanthropic sources, to mobilize private capital for social and environment results, such as improving infrastructure, education, agriculture, healthcare, and more.
Mar 04, 2020
Marketlinks hosted a webinar on February 19th, 2020 to learn more about the third edition of the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS). This webinar explored practical guidance and tips for mainstreaming MERS at the donor, institutional and practitioner level.